THREE men have been found guilty of 15 sex offences against a 13 year-old girl more than 20 years ago.
The Masbrough men – Riaz Makhmood (39), of Falding Street, Sajid Ali (38), of James Street, and Zaheer Iqbal (40), of St John’s Avenue – were convicted today (Thursday) following a trial at Sheffield Crown Court.
The men abused the victim, now aged 35, in a car park and graveyard in Masbrough after plying her with alcohol and pressurising her into performing sex acts on them.
Ali was found guilty of seven counts of sexual assault, Iqbal five counts and Makhmood three counts.
The jury delivered guilty verdicts on all counts after more than five hours of deliberations.
The trial was the first under the National Crime Agency’s Operation Stovewood, which has superseded South Yorkshire Police’s investigation into historic child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.
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